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  1. Completely in shock yesterday. I went for a...

    Completely in shock yesterday. I went for a second opinion, all ready to plan on my knee replacement, and after being told for 10 months by a different ortho doctor that I need a replacement, I was...
  2. Thanks so much for the info Steve...I'll be sure...

    Thanks so much for the info Steve...I'll be sure and talk with the doc about it.
  3. thanks for the advice. I'm going to a knee doc...

    thanks for the advice. I'm going to a knee doc this week that only does replacements and he will more than likely be doing another one. His secretary also mentioned a possible MR-arthrogram ....not...
  4. Steve... thanks for your reply. I am soooo...

    Steve...

    thanks for your reply. I am soooo ready for this knee replacement!! I see the knee replacement specialist this week and I'm hoping to do the surgery in September. I'm even open to have...
  5. Terry... My bedroom is freezing...always. ...

    Terry...

    My bedroom is freezing...always. it's the only way I can sleep. and I sleep with ice on one and sometimes both knees.

    I did have an MRI of my right knee last october. Would an MRI...
  6. I talked with my PCP yesterday and she still...

    I talked with my PCP yesterday and she still wants me to see a Rheumy even though the ANA was negative. She said they can be negative at times with autoimmune disorders and that the symptoms are...
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    Thanks for the input Ladies ...I really...

    Thanks for the input Ladies ...I really appreciate it!

    Marla...that sounds really scary, actually.

    My ANA says "negative" so I'm going to wait and see what my PCP thinks tomorrow. I don't...
  8. Well, I just looked online and it says "negative"...

    Well, I just looked online and it says "negative" with no numbers next to "Ana Ifa,W/Refl Titer/Cascade"

    I'm assuming when I get my copy in the mail, the actual numbers with be there...not sure...
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    Bone pain...is this a lupus symptom?

    hi All

    My PCP recently suggested lupus as a possibility for me and I had my bloodwork drawn today. I'm learning about the symptoms and trying to learn what I can to make good decisions.

    I have...
  10. thanks Steve...I did request a copy be sent to...

    thanks Steve...I did request a copy be sent to me. The lab tech said they may be done by tomorrow but most likely, thursday the 7th, so now I wait. I'll share with you guys as soon as I know.

    I...
  11. I'm having it drawn in the morning....tomorrow...

    I'm having it drawn in the morning....tomorrow morning July 5th =)

    not sure how long it takes to get the results but my PCP has a website and I can see the results as soon as they get them
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    here are a couple photos....

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    ...and try to remember that we teach others how...

    ...and try to remember that we teach others how to treat us.

    If someone treats you badly and you accept it, you are giving that person permission to continue to treat you badly
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    I'm brand new to this forum, but I've lived with...

    I'm brand new to this forum, but I've lived with chronic pain and fatigue for 11 years now and I am divorced because of this exact issue.

    I know this may sound very harsh, but please pay attention...
  15. this is crazy to me!! I can not believe you all...

    this is crazy to me!! I can not believe you all live with this too! I've had this redness for as long as I can remember!!!! Everyone always thinks it's sunburn, but it is no different in the...
  16. thanks so much to all of you for the warm welcome...

    thanks so much to all of you for the warm welcome and encouragement....I'm getting my blood work in the morning, so we shall see. I'll share when I get the results. And Gizmo...I'll be in touch...
  17. Hi Gizmo Thanks for the Welcome Gizmo =) ...

    Hi Gizmo

    Thanks for the Welcome Gizmo =)

    I've had the decompression and the tethered cord surgery and I've been diagnosed with cranial settling (I have Ehlers Danlos as well), so you can...
  18. PCP has suggest rheumatologist..thinking it may have been Lupus all along...rash ?s

    Hi All

    I'm glad to have found you all. I've lived with another chronic pain condition for 10+ years, so I know for sure, if I want to learn the best place to come is to those that live this every...
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